Directors

Managing Director – Dr Conrad Coetzer

Dr Coetzer has a PPM, Pri.Sci.Nat, PhD at the Kansas University of the USA in animal nutrition (obtained 2000). He is a worldwide well-known feedlot, animal nutritional and production specialist. He previously worked for the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa and was a director of AFGRI South Africa Ltd. He is also a partner and shareholder in multiple animal nutrition and feedlot companies.

Financial Director – Lodewyk Koch

Lodewyk is a registered chartered accountant CA (SA) (obtained 2000). His has a B Com, B Compt Hons and CTA degree in Accounting. He started his career as an auditor at Malan & Du Preez Auditors and, after his articles, moved into the commercial word. He has 18 years’ experience in listed and unlisted companies and was Chief Financial Officer and Financial Director of companies in the FMCG, labour employment, mining and manufacturing sector. He was previously employed by Foodcorp Milling and Baking Group, Brokrew Industrial Pty Ltd, Adcorp Group and Mister Sweet Pty Ltd. 

Heinrich Schoombie

Heinrich (B.Eng Electrical), has a background in corporate management within engineering and technology related ventures. As one of Georigin's, a South African mapping and navigation company, founding partners, Heinrich served as Operations Director at Georigin for nearly 10 years playing a key role in developing a world-class digital mapping and navigation enterprise. Georigin was later acquired partly by Tele Atlas BV and subsequently by Tom Tom BV.  Heinrich, still part owner of Tom Tom Africa Pty Ltd, serves as a Director on Rankin Operations Board, a company specializing in animal genetics.

Johan Jonker

Johan Jonker B.Art.et SCl (Planning) (Obtained 1994), has a background in City and Town Planning and technology related ventures. Johan has been active in various technology firms such as Netgroup Consulting Engineers, Georigin digital mapping and TeleAtlas/TomTom BV.  Johan has been involved in developing a world-class digital mapping and navigation solutions firm, Georigin. Johan currently serves as Manager and Director of Data Sourcing for Tom Tom Africa (PTY) and is also serving as a Director on Rankin Operations Board, a company specializing in animal genetics.

Gerhard Venter

Insurance entrepreneur specialising in the establishment of complementary insurance businesses for large corporate companies and organisations. BCom (Insurance Science) Majoring in Insurance Science, Math Stats, Actuarial Stats, Fin Management (obtained 1994).Latest successful implementation: Eqstra Sure, part of the Eqstra Holdings group (2010 to present). Previous company successes: Man Truck & Bus, Hollard Insurance (Monthly Warranty product and travel UMA), Russel Stone Agri, Zambia Municipal and Teachers Unions (Funeral type benefits). He was also employed by Alexander Forbes, Compass Insurance and Mercedes Benz Insurance.